Veterans Memorial Medical Center
North Avenue, Quezon City Contact No.: 9277393
The Veterans Memorial Medical Center by virtue of the 80th U.S. Congress and through various amendments and programs introduced is tasked to provide the best quality of hospitalization, medical care and treatment to veterans and their dependents and to a limited number of civilian and Philhealth patients.
Recognizing the needs and welfare of the patients, the Veterans Memorial Medical Center has envisioned to determine the future needs of the Center for the benefit of its client.
- Patient Care - to provide the best possible medical care and treatment to eligible veterans and their dependents.
- Education and Training - to provide an integrated, comprehensive and progressive educational training program in the medical and allied fields not only among its staff and personnel but also to fellows, residents, interns and undergraduate students.
- Research - to develop and muster the research capabilities and potential of the medical center by initiating, encouraging and promoting basic and clinical research activities.
- Civic Action and Outreach Program - to provide basic medical services to nearby communities and to support the civic action program of the National Government.
The Center is mandated to implement its programs and projects namely; Hospitalization, Medical Care and Treatment to both the inpatients, outpatients and contract hospitalization at Tala Sanitarium, Fellowship and Residency, Training Program, Staff Development Program, Medical Research, Civic Action Program.
The Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) was established in 1955 primarily for the hospitalization and treatment of World War II veterans pursuant to Public Law 865, 80th U.S. Congress. Various amendments have been introduced and the latest is Republic Act 6948 which has liberalized the definition of veterans which now included the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) retirees. Likewise, the hospitalization benefit was extended to the veteran dependents.
The VMMC is a civilian bureau under the Secretary of National Defense. Because of its training facilities and accreditation from the different societies in the field of medicine it became a medical center inaugurated in 1976 by President Ferdinand E. Marcos.
In the Integrated Reorganization Plan of the National Government in 1972 as implemented by Letter of Instruction No. 19, the VMMC was integrated with the Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO).
The Medical Center is a tertiary and accredited training center in the field of medicine and applied discipline. It is equipped with the latest medical technology, well trained and dedicated staff committed to improve and upgrade the health care services as envisioned by the National Government for the New Millennium.back to top